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war on women others say it is a war on wreckless spending but what is certain is lawmakers have just six hours to cut a deal to keep the government running. in some cases life saving treatment will be delayed. 800,000 workers furloughed and some of those workers may need to take a temporary job to make ends meet. the big dagger though, the military's pay would be cut in half. but there is more. national parks close. services reduced. $78 billion in cuts was reportedly agreed to. the stale mate appears to be over proposed cuts to planned parenthood. it is an organization that provide's women's health screenings, cancer and other preventive care but it is also an abortion provider. >> i believe in life and protection of innocent life so i believe the planned parenthood does have a problem when it comes to acceptance of government grants. >> republicans want to shut down our nation's government because they want to make it harder for women to get the
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health services they need. >> peggy fox is covering this issue. the facts are there are no federal dollars used to fund abortions, correct? >> that's right. it has been the law for 30 years. >> planned parenthood does provide abortions and has some republican lawmakers trying to take away all federal money. >> not going to throw women under the bus to give them an agreement to keep this government open. >> reporter: senator patty murray of washington state stood with other democratic women centers blasting the republicans plan to defund planned parenthood. >> this is not about abortion. republicans need to wake up. since the amendment of the last 30 years federal money does not pay for abortions in this country. what they are cutting in this bill are safety nets for poor at risk women. >> another sticking point in the budget impasse is a rider republicans put on the spending plan. >> the rider that was added by
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the house republicans on the short term spending bill is a ban on taxpayer funding on abortions here in washington, dc. it would affect one city in the country. >> dr. laura meyers says the plan would hurt thousands of local people who rely on planned parenthood. >> we are talking about breast exams, pap smears. we are talking about thousands of people who rely on us many of whom have nowhere else to go. >> still some republicans who oppose abortions disapprove of planned parenthood receiving any taxpayer money. >> and i think it is difficult to force people to violate their conscience to send out money to planned parenthood. >> republican leaders like speaker baynor says the impasse is not at all about planned parenthood but all about spending cuts. they say the democrats just don't want to cut deep enough. but consider the title 10 funds are only $350 million. 80 million that goes to planned
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parenthood. that is a drop in bucket considering the fact lawmakers have agreed to cut close to $40 billion. >> the clock is ticking. >> thank you. we are busy gathering new details for you on the potential shutdown. for example, we learned that thousands of angry voters are planning a sort of trash protest outside of house speaker baynor's house tomorrow morning taking issue with the fact that garbage pick up in dc will be canceled for at least a week if the government shuts down. meantime dozens of federal workers held a lunchtime rally outside the state department today. they are expressing their fears for the country and for their families if the government shutdown indeed goes through. now, many tell us furlough slips will be mailed out on monday but hundreds of workers have already gotten their notices via e-mail. >> if there is a government shutdown there is no paycheck, and then you get how do we pay our bills as well as how does the government pay their bills?
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>> don't know whether or not you're going to come in, whether or not you're going to get paid or anything like that. you still have your bills to pay an things like that. it has been hard. >> federal workers have been told not to use their government issued blackberries. those will be offline if the government shuts down. the cherry blossom parade is still going forward. however, it will be shorter than it usually is and that will end up costing the promotors money. matt diablo is live downtown. >> reporter: here is how this works. if the government does indeed shut down the parade route would go from 7th to 14th here on constitution instead of 7th to 17th because 15th, 16th, 17th are on federal property.
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so organizers would have to use more dc police officers many presumably on overtime to replace national park police at the staging area. >> there will be an additional cost that we do need to pay for their services. >> maybe our supporters can help us. >> reporter: if a government shutdown is averted, the parade will go on as it normally done from 7th to 17th here on constitution. we shall see. derek? >> matt, thank you for that. stay dry out there, my friend. for all answers to the possible government shutdown you might want to check out and also tonight we will have a special one hour edition of 9news now at 11:00 p.m. we will be on the air until midnight when that deadline passes and perhaps the u.s. government is on an unwanted vacation. to other news new. charging a fourth grade teacher
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at alexandria with receiving pornographic material. the school systems says it placed him on leave with pay pending the out come of the investigation. >> reporter: investigating a child pornography website found internet addresses they chased back to coleman. police say someone shot and killed a woman as she carried her baby in a car seat. it happened last night behind an apartment complex on edmondston street. police found the baby still in the car seat but fortunately not hurt. investigators identified her mother as 33-year-old shawna coleman of alexandria. we have no word yet on a suspect or motive. on to a 9news update. metro transit police have made an arrest in this attack videotaped in january. officers say a 15-year-old dc girl has confessed to attacking a man and she now faces a
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charge of assault. investigators say a tip from a citizen led to the arrest. ahead the question about color on a county liquor license application and how it has a lot of people raising their eyebrows. topper? >> well, got the umbrella out and jacket. temps in the 40s. more rain coming through. we will show you the wide picture of doppler. once these showers roll through we will get a break and improve over the weekend slowly. we will tell you which day will be the better of the two.  çñ
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i'm britany morehouse here in maryland where families are concerned that there will be no celebrations, no events, no planned birthday parties here because of a government shutdown. the park is a national park run
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by park rangers. they have to cancel all education programs. that includes all living classrooms. we spoke with one mother who says her 5-year-old child not going to have a birthday party. >> i was telling him it is because the grownups haven't managed to work out their compromise yet. >> reporter: that means no puppet show for him and 20 of his friends on sunday. so he is putting together a similar play based on books for his sisters to act out. >> this one is funny. this one is not. >> reporter: the family says puppets or not the show muss go on. they will plan a backup birthday party at grandma and grandpa's house but for so many families that enjoy this on a daily basis it is disappointing. the glen echo partnership is trying to schedule its activities. the park itself, well, that
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will close effectively at noon on saturday. >> several businesses are offering special deals to furloughed government workers and we have the complete list online. one local county's liquor license controversy. you'll hear about it in just 3 minutes. k'
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license or final occupancy permit. that's why they believe he may be a victim of discrimination. the nos bar is installed. sound system works great. renovations here are complete. >> i'm making a nightclub lounge for live entertainment. >> reporter: but he can't open for business. he has been refused a conditional liquor license from calvert county. >> a lot of things haven't changed in the past 40 years. >> reporter: the local chapter of the naacp is involved asking why then were the owners of this boarded up business granted a conditional license in 2005 before they even bought the place and why did the owner of this establishment get a conditional license too even though all his final health department permits were not issued. both owners in these cases are right. >> only thing i can see it has got to be my color.
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>> reporter: as a result they have asked the county liquor board to grant a review of 30 years' of applications to see if there has been a pattern of discrimination and if so why. so far the liquor board has not produced the documents. meanwhile county officials have been forced to explain this. the fifth question on the liquor license application asking applicants to disclose their color. the naacp says there is no legitimate reason to collect information about race. >> well, it can only mean one thing, the same thing the equal employment opportunity commission says. if you're going to ask for someone's race then you'll use that as a factor and make a determination about whether or not you will hire them or give them a license. >> reporter: the county's liquor board, an all white body with two members in place over 20 years denies any discrimination. the board chairman allen swan did not want to appear on camera or have his voice recorded. >> reporter: but in a phone interview swan called it a holdover from the 60s and 70s
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and called it an embarrassment. he says the board has never looked at race, sex or any of that. the color question was removed from the application form in march and apologies have been issued. a county commissioner susan shaw says color is not an issue. >> i don't think it came from a discriminatory process at all. >> reporter: instead the planning and zoning director explained that sherbert needs to submit an expensive engineering plan of changes to his parking lot to get final approval from the planning department. sherbert already has a zoning variance from an appeals board and a letter from the state highway department approving his plans as submitted. sherbert believes he is a victim of discrimination. >> i spent all this money trying to make this an upscale place for calvert county and i still can't get it open. >> again, the liquor board chairman says there is no discrimination here. he says he is well on his way to being granted a license.
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lesli, a skeptical naacp is asking for an investigation to be sure. >> you said that some of the people have been on this board for 30 years. >> a long time. >> that's the same people. >> not a lot of change there. but that is about to change because some local legislators have honored the first african- american to sit on the liquor board. that's awaiting for final approval from governor o'mally. >> i know you'll be following the story. topper, can you fill us in on the got stuff for the weekend. >> we will improve slowly but surely. 45 downtown. 46 in manassas. all things equal we would be in the low 60s at this time of day. 42 up in hagerstown. 46 in winchester. 50. only 50 on the map. down 95 towards fredericksburg. live doppler on our site at pretty good line of showers
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just moved. some moderate rain. see the yellow here and even a little bit of red around riverside. occasionally heavy rains. it will move through pretty quickly but not going to do anybody any good trying to get home on this friday evening. we will put this into motion. where it will go right through southern maryland into the northern neck and kind of hold together so expect moderate to occasional heavy rain in the next hour. this is in over an hour's time it will move southern maryland. there are a few showers around that as well. well, clouds will hang tough. light rain and drizzle tonight after the showers roll through. nothing heavy tomorrow morning. that's good news. the games should be played and sunday will be better than sunday. that looks like a lock. here is a look at the futurecast. we have the rain in place now. we will take you into 1:00 a.m. in the morning. just a few scattered showers. so nothing super heavy after this first batch of showers roll through. and then some good news we get into saturday morning, 9, can 30, fewer green blobs, fewer showers and a few breaks in the clouds. then we get into the 1:00 p.m. hour. some good breaks down south of
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fredericksburg, a few flakes up to leesburg and loudoun county and ultimately we will see sunshine late tomorrow afternoon. may take much of the day to get sunshine. even with the sunshine a couple showers are still possible. but nothing is super heavy during the day on saturday. then we see another round of showers come in sunday morning but that's okay. we can live with that because the warm front will go through and that will bring us a very nice sunday. all right, for tonight. mostly cloudy, cool, some light rain and drizzle. low temps around 45. winds east-north easterly at 10. it is that easterly component of the wind that is keeping us kind of cool. water temp of the ocean is only 51. shower, drizzle. nothing heavy. temps in the 40s and 50s. winds still north easterly at 10:00 p.m. by afternoon, becoming partly sunny late. showers still possible. highs near 60. winds are still easterly at about 10. they may turn out of the south by tomorrow evening. so let's break it down for you. tomorrow morning, 40s, light rain. maybe a couple showers at noon.
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but a few breaks. 50s. then some more breaks by 5 p.m. couple showers still possible. temperatures 58 to about 62 next three days. we will pop into the upper 70s. few clouds coming in late. next seven days. you do have to worry about showers and thunderstorm monday night into tuesday morning. we will keep you posted on that. a little bit cooler behind the front but about average quite frankly. 66 on tuesday about average. then 70. low 70s on wednesday and thursday and friday and maybe a few more showers next friday. so once we get through this evening, tomorrow it will feel like april. it will feel like june by monday. >> were you able to pull yourself away from the masters today? >> is that on? >> that little thing. >> oh, right. >> that little tournament. >> small thing, really. >> where is it?
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oh, augusta? >> yes, augusta. a leaderboard update. plus hear from the caps as they prepare for their regular season finale. what it means for the playoffs. and their possible opponent. nationals taking on the mets today up in new york and impressive goal on the soccer pitch. those and more coming up next in sports.
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now, 9sports. >> they are definitely having better weather down in augusta today as round 2 conditions. rory mcory tied. here is tiger woods after his birdie at the par 3, 6. he is moving quickly up the leaderboard. defending champ phil mickelson finishing his round at even par. and finally here is rory
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mcaroy after his birdie at the 9th to get the 10 under par and stays on top the leaderboard. here is a look at the leaderboard.. tiger moves up tied for fourth at 6 under. the projected cut is 1 over. if that's the case fairfax steve marino will continue on but anthony kim just misses out. the washington capitals closing out their regular season down in florida. they extended their wind streak to 4 and are first in the eastern conference. a win against the panthers would give them home ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs. that is normally a plus for any other team but if you remember what happened last year in the playoffs, the caps were knocked out in the first round despite home advantage so when closing
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out the season. >> we have to couple out strong and play like we are going to play like we do in playoffs. we may lose momentum going into it. >> it would be a nice way to end the season with a win and winning the eastern conference, being ready, feeling on a high note for the playoffs. >> so here is alike at who the caps could face in the first round. the new york rangers would be a worst possible scenario to the caps considering they have only beaten him just once this season. sabres, montreal canadiens and hurricanes. the caps have obviously done better with them. spring sports system is here. time to announce our high school game of the week. despite the rain the game will go on as scheduled at 7:00 p.m. we will highlights for you tonight at 11:00 p.m. good thing the nationals are on the road today. we have heard there may have
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been a rain delay somewhat in their game but opening up their weekend series against the mets this afternoon coming off an extra inning win over the marlins. mets home opener at city field. jordan zimmerman hitting with an 0-2 count. he gets a hittable pitch. two-run single to the right for the nats starting pitcher. nats lead 3-2 in the 7th. you've probably seen wayne rooney's kick. check this one out in tunisia. he gets it in with his left food lying on his back. >> carries it in. >> okay. >> he made it look easy. >> yes. >> made it look easy. >> very nice. >> if only it were so easy to get rid of this. >> we will talk about that at 7:00 p.m. but showers right now through
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central maryland. >> that's it for us. the cbs evening news is up next with katie couric. derek will see you at 7:00 p.m. have a good weekend. captions by: caption colorado, llc 800-775-7838 email: ♪ ooh baby, (what) can i do for you today? ♪ [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance? align can help. only align has bifantis, a patented probiotic that naturally helps maintain your digestive balance. try align to help retain a balanced digestive system. try the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] with amazing innovation, driven by relentless competition, wireless puts the world at your command.


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